Could Foreign Licensing Fees Save FlashForward?
I doubt foreign licensing fees would matter to the survival of FlashForward if the US ratings are terrible, but in the current profits over ratings atmosphere, if the show’s ratings are “on the bubble” it might make the difference.
Disney’s “FlashForward” has done precisely that overseas — wrapping a number of licensing deals with foreign broadcasters even before its launch in the U.S.
The action drama from ABC Studios, which premiers stateside on Sept. 24, has been picked up by broadcasters in 11 territories in Europe, following an initial purchase in July by Channel Five in the U.K.
via Hollywood Reporter.